[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open Robotics Faculty Position at the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant Professor

Tim Barfoot tim.barfoot at utoronto.ca
Wed Nov 30 16:50:14 PST 2016

Assistant Professor - Robotics, Computer Science

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University
of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for up to two
tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of
Robotics, to begin on July 1, 2017.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in computer science
research and education. UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto
system, and the successful candidate(s) will hold their appointment at the
Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UTM and will also
be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science. UTM
is embarking on an ambitious expansion to its computer science program over
the next several years and in the near term is focused on building a
research cluster in the area of robotics. The successful candidate(s) will
form the nucleus of this robotics cluster, and we anticipate additional
hires in the area in the next few years. The candidate(s) will be expected
to pursue innovative research at the highest international level; to
establish a strong, externally funded independent research program; to have
a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and to
contribute to the enrichment of both undergraduate and graduate programs in
the department and in particular to establish a research presence in
robotics with graduate students at the UTM campus. The position(s) come
with substantial startup funding for the cluster, including a significant
new laboratory space allocation, resulting in a unique opportunity for
driven individuals with the leadership skills to build a substantial new
research enterprise in a thriving metropolitan area.

We are interested in candidates in all areas of computer science that touch
upon robotics in the broadest possible sense. We are especially interested
in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional computing research
topics and complement our existing strengths.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or robotics or a related
field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of
excellence in research and teaching is required.  Excellence in research
will be evidenced primarily by publications in top ranked field relevant
journals, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences,
and strong reference letters by referees of top international stature.
Teaching excellence will be demonstrated by awards and accolades, teaching
accomplishments, as well as strong endorsements from referees.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is
competitive with our North American peers.

Applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline,

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__academicjobsonline.org_ajo_jobs_8574&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=StqzmtMO0cU9as_OaM58MQyYl4PkwZ2RcWsWzCQx13c&s=WBXVEOa-dyCZO-N8P3pqYfIIg9mR4MYrrsLcGV7ky1A&e= ,

and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and research and
teaching statements. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three
letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through
AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.

Review of applications will begin after January 2, 2017 but the position
will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Department of Mathematical and Computational
Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga see our website at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.utm.utoronto.ca_math-2Dcs-2Dstats_&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=StqzmtMO0cU9as_OaM58MQyYl4PkwZ2RcWsWzCQx13c&s=gc-CpyK98zNNWwNf1Umm0jlciFlbWuUrmutMxLYvooc&e= . Information about the
tri-campus Graduate Department of Computer Science can be found at
www.cs.toronto.edu. For additional enquiries, please contact us at
recruit at cs.toronto.edu.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

Timothy Barfoot
Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Space Robotics
Professor, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

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